Russian forces abandoned Snake Island , it’s a victory for Ukraine

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Russian forces claimed they abandoned the strategic outpost on Thursday in a “gesture of goodwill” as the UN looks to secure shipping corridors amid increasing concerns over global food shortages. On the other part, Ukraine’s Operational Command “South” took to Facebook to announce that following a coordinated overnight missile strike “the opponent hurriedly evacuated.” They posted a picture that showed the island covered in fire, black smoke and the aftermath of heavy missile fire. Russian equipment on has been destroyed.”No Russian troops on the anymore. Our Armed Forces did a great job, Ukraine claimed. “Kyiv considers it a strategic victory. Russia seized the island on the war’s first day. Now, things changed. There would be forces of Uktaine deployed to the island soon.”The most significant aspect is that this could open the door to Ukrainian grain exports from Odesa, which is critical for Ukraine’s economy and for the global food supply,” tweeted Rob Lee, a senior fellow at the U.S.-based Foreign Policy Research Institute. However liberating the Snake Island maybe not enough to unblock the Ukrainian ports even if it would diminish Russia’s control of the sea.

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“We are going to stick with Ukraine, and all of the [NATO] alliance are going to stick with Ukraine, as long as it takes to make sure they are not defeated by Russia,” American President Biden told media at the NATO summit. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Russian forces’ withdrawal from Snake Island is firm evidence of Ukraine’s ability to “repel” Moscow’s invasion.